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Court: School was Right to Ban "Islam is of the Devil" Shirts
Opposing ViewsNovember 1, 2011

... policy banning “clothing or accessories that ... denigrate or promote discrimination for or against an individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, race, religion, or gender” was constitutional. ...more »

Bankruptcy judge rejects competing reorganization plans in Tribune Co. case
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

s plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection, along with a rival plan from dissident creditors. Judge Kevin Carey said in a 126-page ruling that he may appoint a trustee to help end the 3-year-old case if the media conglomerate cannot come up with an ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Real estate lawyer Michael Eddings closes firm amid audit
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerNovember 2, 2011

“Audits for real estate law practices are very common and routine,” he added, saying he'd discuss the matter after the audit is complete. Carrie Navarifar, a First American spokeswoman, said the company does not comment on “internal matters. ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS lists groups losing tax-exempt status
Columbia Daily TribuneNovember 2, 2011

A few local organizations are scrambling to file paperwork to restore their tax-exempt status, while others among the 200 Columbia groups on a new Internal Revenue Service list are trying to clear up misinformation. The IRS has updated ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Monday Churn: Lots to watch
Education News ColoradoNovember 7, 2011

The Legislative Audit Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on the request by Senate President Brandon Schafer to conduct an “emergency” audit of online education programs. Shaffer, D-Longmont, made the request for the audit in late September, ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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SA sports agent fights feds to keep land
San Antonio ExpressNovember 27, 2011

In a news release, Sacramento-based US Attorney Benjamin Wagner provided some details of Smith's case and one that is unrelated. Wagner also claimed this: “The commercial cultivation of marijuana is a violation of federal law, and commercial marijuana ...more »

Property Taxes
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Congress Questions the IRS About Delays in Its Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

In particular, Mr. Boustany asked the IRS to explain its plans for monitoring the so-called community benefits that nonprofit hospitals provided. He also wanted the agency to outline how it would comply with requirements for filing annual reports to ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Break-Free Corporate Tax Code Misses Republican Rate Goal
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

The analysis is being circulated one week after Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican, released the first slice of a proposed comprehensive rewrite of the US tax code. Democrats say the estimate reflects the difficult choices ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales tax would open doors at Durham Tech
Durham Herald SunNovember 1, 2011

A “Local Sales and Use Tax Referendum” on the ballot this Election Day is designed, in part, to make sure more students in need can afford to go to the local community college. The quarter-cent tax, if passed, would bring an estimated $9.2 million ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Schumer: Extend federal mass transit tax break
Wall Street JournalNovember 7, 2011

The money is exempt from federal, state and city income taxes. The pre-tax commuter benefit was $120 a month until 2009 when Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The increase was set to expire at the end of 2010, but Congress ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Ligot couple posts bail for tax evasion cases
GMANews.TVNovember 2, 2011

Former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife, Erlinda, on Wednesday posted a P160,000 bail for the four tax evasion cases they are currently facing before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA). The Ligot couple, who are subject of manhunt operations ...more »

International Taxation
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Taxsoftware.com Offers First Heavy HGWY Tax iPhone App
PR Newswire (press release)November 1, 2011

After months of wait, the Excise Tax Law passed both the House and the Senate and was signed by the President. It extends the Heavy Vehicle Usage Tax until September 30, 2012. A full year Form 2290 for the tax period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, ...more »

Tax Planning
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Start tax planning now
Dairy Herd ManagementNovember 2, 2011

By a Dairy Herd news source | Updated: November 2, 2011 Farm income for 2011 has the potential to be very good for many farms and that increases the need for earlier tax planning, notes Dennis Stein, Michigan State University extension business ...more »

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